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Ecstatic Voices
11:13 am
Sun October 27, 2013

Accordions, Beer And God: Zydeco In Gran Texas

After years of attending church dances, Step Rideau says he was moved to connect with his heritage on a deeper level.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun November 3, 2013 4:07 pm

The modest, cream-colored '50s-era chapel that's home to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Houston looks like many other places of worship you might find in urban America. The first clue to a unique tradition here pulls up Sunday afternoon.

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The Reading Life
1:40 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Anne Rice, Christopher Rice And Deborah Burst

Anne and Christopher Rice.

This week on The Reading Life: Anne Rice talks about the second novel in her Wolf Gift Chronicles, The Wolves of Midwinter, and Christopher Rice discusses his post-Katrina supernatural thriller, The Heavens Rise

The Rice family is coming to town for the Vampire Lestat Fan Club Ball and book signings around town. We'll also hear from Deborah Burst about Hallowed Halls of Greater New Orleans: Historic Churches, Cathedrals and Sanctuaries, for which Anne Rice wrote the introduction.  *Lagniappe Audio!*

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

New Leviathan Performs Beau Geste; Lichtenstein Sculpture Heads To NOMA; Cry You One; Allan Pizzato

Roy Lichtenstein's "Five Brushstrokes".
New Orleans Museum of Art

This week on Inside the Arts, a 1926 silent film comes to life as the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra performs Beau Geste.

ArtSpot Productions and Mondo Bizarro are using the power of art to bring awareness to Louisiana's disappearing coast in their latest production, Cry You One.

A Roy Lichtenstein sculpture, Five Brushstrokes, heads to the New Orleans Museum of Art. And we talk with WYES president Allan Pizzato.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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Inside the Arts
3:30 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Inside The Arts: Bayou Maharajah James Booker; Boo Carré Halloween; Stevie Wonder Opera

James Booker
Credit Norbert Hess

 

This week on Inside the Arts, the mystique of New Orleans piano wizard James Booker is creating a buzz at the New Orleans Film Festival. We talk with filmmaker Lily Keber about her in-depth documentary Bayou Maharajah.

A spooky weekend is in store for the younger set as the Boo Carré Halloween and Harvest Festival kicks off in the French Quarter. And Songs in the Key of Life, a Stevie Wonder opera, is in final performances at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.
 

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Notes from New Orleans
12:00 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

HNOC Oral Histories: Bill Borah, Jimmy Fitz And The Riverfront Expressway

The Louisiana Council for the Vieux Carre fought diligently against the proposed interstate system that would have passed through their historic neighborhood.
Credit Creative Commons/Louisiana Council for the Vieux Carré

The Historic New Orleans Collection and its senior curator Mark Cave have collected oral histories of some of this city's extraordinary citizens. On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin links HNOC's remarkable recording of soon-to-be 92 year-old former Lt. Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris to the anniversary of a controversial event; one that is likely not familiar to many younger Orleanians and certainly not to most newcomers.

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Healthy Food
4:53 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Farm To (Preschool) Table: Abeona House Gets Healthy Food To Little Kids

The Abeona House Child Discovery Center.
Laine Kaplan-Levenson

 School lunch has remained a topic of national discussion since First Lady Michelle Obama helped encourage Congress to pass the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act in 2010. While schools may have had success integrating healthier options into lunch rooms, getting kids to like those options is a whole different challenge.

The Abeona House is a New Orleans preschool that’s working to address this issue, by introducing farm-to-table values to children from the very start.

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Inside the Arts
3:31 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Alto Saxophonist Wess Anderson; Dillard University Hosts MLK Advisor; Cuban Pianist Roberto Fonseca

Clarence B Jones, MLK Advisor
Credit American Program Bureau

Coming up on Inside the Arts, we talk with Clarence B. Jones, advisor and speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will speak at Dillard University on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.

Then we hear from two outstanding jazz musicians: alto saxophonist Wess Anderson and rising Cuban star-pianist Roberto Fonseca.

Inside the Arts airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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New Orleans Saints
4:04 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

New Orleans Saints Overcome First Half Woes In 31-7 Win Over Arizona Cardinals

The New Orleans Saints are still undefeated, after their 31-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at home in the Superdome.

The Arizona Cardinals spent five minutes and forty-seven seconds marching down the field on the first possession of the game.

It was the only time they would score.

In a dramatic turnaround from last season, it was the Saints young defense who stood up to make the big plays, keeping Arizona off the field and giving quarterback Drew Brees and company the space to work.

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Louisiana Eats
6:17 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Vegetable Lover's Paradise

Credit Natalie Maynor/flickr

Deborah Madison has been involved in the food industry since the 1970's. She joins us on Louisiana Eats! to talk about her new book, Vegetable Literacy, and growing up in a family of botanists. We'll also hear from a pair of Memphis natives to discuss how to make vegetables the centerpiece of any meal by sprucing them up with traditional Southern ingredients. 

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Arts & Culture
8:11 am
Fri September 13, 2013

This Saturday: Filthy Linen Night

Filthy Linen Night's official Logo.

Never heard of Filthy Linen Night? That's because it's the first ever (not to be confused with "Dirty" or "White"), presented by the Frenchmen Art Market. The event has chartered a retro party bus to shuttle folks from the Frenchmen to St. Claude Art Markets, and back. 

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